- The University of Colorado soccer team has been honored with a National
Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2011-12
CU is one of 504 women's programs that excelled in the classroom and on the
pitch, posting a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
Colorado earned a 3.14 team GPA, helping the team to its third post-season academic
recognition. Eight Buffs were named to 2012 Pac-12 Conference All-Academic
teams. Junior Hayley Hughes earned both first-team Pac-12 All-Academic and Capital
One CoSIDA Academic All-District VII honors.
First year head coach Danny Sanchez is no stranger to academic excellence, as
all four of his teams at Wyoming also received NSCAA Team Academic Awards.
are very pleased to be honored by the NSCAA," Sanchez said. "The support our
student-athletes receive in the Herbst Academic Center, led by our academic
coordinator Ryan Kataoka, is second to none."